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Massachusetts Scholarships

The state of Massachusetts may be on the small side but it sure packs a wallop. It's the 7th smallest state in the US but it's the 3rd most densely populated. As one of the 13 original states, it is an area crammed with history. 

Massachusetts features one of the richest, most diverse educational dynamics in the nation. Here we have institutional powerhouses such as Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University, Amherst College and Tufts University. But there are also small liberal arts colleges prized for their student-teacher ratios and their ability to turn out doctoral candidates. These include Clark University, Hampshire College and many others. 

Scholarship opportunities in the state of Massachusetts are available across a range of academic disciplines and vocational outcomes. There are grants and scholarships for those applicants whose needs are based on financial factors. There are also funds available for those with outstanding grades or test scores.

Follow any of the links below to continue exploring the many possibilities behind Massachusetts scholarships.

Stephen Botein Fellowships

AAS Short-Term Fellowships provide support for one-to three months' residence in the Society 's library at stipends of $1,850 per month. Taken as a whole, AAS Short-Term Fellowships are open to individuals, including foreign nationals and persons at work on doctoral dissertations who are engaged in scholarly research and writing in any field of American history and culture through 1876. These fellowships are for research in the history of the book in American culture. Funding is derived from an endowment established by the family and friends of the late Mr. Botein. Doctoral candidates may apply. Criteria: Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections.

Kate B. & Hall J. Peterson Fellowships

AAS Short-Term Fellowships provide support for one-to three months' residence in the Society's library at stipends of $1850 per month. Taken as a whole, AAS Short-Term Fellowships are open to individuals, including foreign nationals and persons at work on doctoral dissertations who are engaged in scholarly research and writing in any field of American history and culture through 1876. These fellowships are for research on any topic supported by the collections. Stipends derive from the income on an endowment provided by the late Hall J. Peterson and his wife, Kate B. Peterson. This fellowship is awarded to individuals engaged in scholarly research and writing - - including doctoral dissertations - - in any field of American history and culture through 1876. Criteria Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

Eligibility: NEH fellowships are for persons who have already completed their formal professional training. Degree candidates and persons seeking support for work in pursuit of a degree may not hold AAS-NEH fellowships. Candidates for advanced degrees must have completed all requirements, except for the actual conferral of the degree, by the application deadline for the fellowship. This includes the dissertation defense. Foreign nationals who have been residents in the United States for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline for the fellowship are eligible. Mid-career scholars are encouraged to apply. Criteria AAS Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Graduate or undergraduate scholarship of up to $500 for a 12-credit summer session, semester or full-year program. - Personal statement of no more than 500 words addressing: “What I hope to gain from this experience.” - Letter of reference from academic advisor. Applicant must be legal resident of Massachusetts. Completed application form postmarked by February 1. No late applications will be accepted. Personal statement of not more than 500 words addressing personal and professional goals. (Please indicate word count.) For undergraduate study scholarships applicant must be senior in Massachusetts high school or home schooled who has achieved the standards for graduation set by the town of residence. Letter of reference must be original, sent on high school, college or business letterhead.

Communication Disorder/Speech Therapy Scholarship

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant maintaining legal residence in Massachusetts. A previous winner may not apply. This will be given only if enough funds are available. REQUIREMENTS: 1. Completed application form postmarked no later than February 1. 2. Personal statement of not more than 500 words addressing your personal and professional goals. Please provide word count on statement. 3. Letter of reference from the department chair of your major (original on school letterhead.) 4. Copy of Massachusetts license. Scholarship of up to $500 for graduate study. - Letter of reference from department chair of major.

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP – VOICE Dorchester Woman’s Club

Scholarship of up to $500 for current undergraduate QUALIFICATIONS: Massachusetts resident who is an undergraduate currently enrolled in a four-year accredited college, university, or school of music, majoring in voice. - Completed application postmarked no later than the set deadline (check website). - Personal statement of no more than 500 words addressing personal and professional goals, experience and repertoire (if applicable). - Letter of recommendation from college department head, major professor or voice instructor.

M. Geneva Gray Scholarship

Awarded to undergraduate students whose parental income is too high to qualify for other aid, yet not sufficient to afford to pay for all of their children's tuition. The family must have more than one child to educate and their income must be between $25,000 and $50,000. Applicants and parents must be residents of Massachusetts.

The Karen Jacobs Scholarship

One scholarship of $500 for a Massachusetts resident enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy educational program in Massachusetts at the professional degree level. One scholarship of $250 for a Massachusetts resident enrolled in an accredited OTA program in Massachusetts. Applicants must be members of the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy.

Paul Tsongas Scholarship Program

The Paul Tsongas Scholarship Program seeks to recognize achievement and reward Massachusetts students who have graduated from high school within three years with a grade point average (G.P.A.) of 3.75 and highly competitive Scholastic Aptitude Test (S.A.T.) scores (or the American College Testing [A.C.T.] equivalent) and who also meet the one year residency requirement for tuition classification at the State Colleges. Students who meet the above residency requirement for tuition classification and who have pursued other endeavors for a minimum of five years are eligible to apply to a State College for the Paul Tsongas Scholarship Program under the exceptional life experience category set forth in the Guidelines. Eligible students receive a waiver of tuition and mandatory fees at a Massachusetts State College. Who Is Eligible? To be eligible for a Paul Tsongas Scholarship, a student must: Meet eligibility criteria established by the State College and approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Be a permanent resident of Massachusetts for at least one year prior to the opening of the academic year. Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen. Be in compliance with applicable Selective Service Registration Laws. Not be in default of any federal or state loan or owe a refund on any previously received financial aid. Maintain a G.P.A. of 3.3 for continued eligibility for the waiver for four years of study. File a current year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Eligible Institutions The nine (9) Massachusetts State Colleges. Award Amounts Each state college may provide five new Paul Tsongas Scholarship Program Tuition Waivers per academic year. For More Information Contact the Massachusetts state college that you plan to attend for application requirements and deadlines. You can also contact the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance at (617) 391-6070 to obtain more information.

Reese Fellowship

The Reese Fellowship supports bibliographical research and projects in the history of the book in American culture. The fellowship is funded by the William Reese Company, New Haven, Connecticut. Criteria Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections. Stipend $1,850 per month

Richard & Ethel Koff Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund provides four-year scholarships to graduating seniors from the town of Barnstable intending to further their education in the field of music.

Batson Educational Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship assistance is provided to African American college students who need aid as a supplement to financial aid awards, loans and scholarships. Student grants range between $500 and $1,500.

Joyce A. Tracy Fellowship

AAS Short-Term Fellowships provide support for one-to two months' residence in the Society's library at stipends of $1,850 per month (an increase from past levels). Taken as a whole, AAS Short-Term Fellowships are open to individuals, including foreign nationals and persons at work on doctoral dissertations who are engaged in scholarly research and writing in any field of American history and culture through 1876. This fellowship is for research on newspapers and magazines or for projects using these resources as primary documentation. The award derives from an endowment established in memory of the Society's longtime curator of newspapers and periodicals. Doctoral candidates may apply.

AAS-Northeast Modern Language Association Fellowships

For research in literary history of America and the Atlantic World in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that can be supported by the collections of the American Antiquarian Society. The award is jointly funded by the Northeast Modern Language Association and AAS. Degree candidates are not eligible. NEMLA membership is not required of applicants; awardees who are not already members must join. Doctoral candidates may apply. Criteria Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections. Stipend $1,850 per month

H. H. Snow Family Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund is awarded to a graduating senior who is furthering their education. Preference is given to students majoring in retail.

New England FEMARA Scholarships

Preference is given to residents of 6 New England states, only (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island). The scholarship shall consist of as many $600 awards each year as income permits. Must be a licensed amateur radio operator technician.

Hai Guin Scholarship

Hai Guin Scholarship Association of Boston is a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to MA residents of Armenian descent who attend college or university in the United States. Awards are in the amount of $2,000/yr/student. Company Overview Hai Guin Scholarship Association is a 501(c)3 organization. Membership is comprised of women of Armenian descent representing church communities in the greater Boston and surrounding areas Description Please note the following requisites for the scholarship application to be complete: o Must be 1/8 Armenian descent o Must be a permanent resident of Massachusetts o Must have completed one full year at the college/university to which scholarship will be applied o Must have a completed FAFSA application o Must have recommendation as requested on application o Awards given to undergraduate and graduate students that qualify. Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students based on merit, academics and professor recommendations.

Norma and Saul Feingold Scholarship

For a graduating Worcester senior to attend a Worcester college. Eligibility To receive 99% of our scholarships, you MUST live in Worcester County, Massachusetts. All of our scholarships are awarded for full-time enrollment in an undergraduate 2- or 4-year degree program at an accredited college or university. If you already have a Bachelor's Degree, you are not eligible for our scholarships. Using information from the scholarship application, foundation staff match all applicants with the scholarships for which they are eligible. 70% of our scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors. Both high school seniors and current college students are eligible for the remaining 30% of our awards.

Gerald A. Fogarty Memorial Scholarship

Sponsored by the Providence & Worcester Railroad Company. For students pursuing undergraduate studies in computer science or information technology. Eligibility To receive 99% of our scholarships, you MUST live in Worcester County, Massachusetts. All of our scholarships are awarded for full-time enrollment in an undergraduate 2- or 4-year degree program at an accredited college or university. If you already have a Bachelor's Degree, you are not eligible for our scholarships. Using information from the scholarship application, foundation staff match all applicants with the scholarships for which they are eligible. 70% of our scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors. Both high school seniors and current college students are eligible for the remaining 30% of our awards.

Sylvia Gafvert Stubblebine Scholarship

For students of any age from the Worcester area to study instrumental classical music. Requires an audition with Music Worcester. Finalists must perform a movement from a concerto or a work from the standard classical repertoire, 5-7 minutes in duration on an orchestral instrument or piano. Students provide their own accompanist, if needed. Eligibility To receive 99% of our scholarships, you MUST live in Worcester County, Massachusetts. All of our scholarships are awarded for full-time enrollment in an undergraduate 2- or 4-year degree program at an accredited college or university. If you already have a Bachelor's Degree, you are not eligible for our scholarships. Using information from the scholarship application, foundation staff match all applicants with the scholarships for which they are eligible. 70% of our scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors. Both high school seniors and current college students are eligible for the remaining 30% of our awards.

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